Can Medication Help Auditory Processing Disorders? | Psych in 60

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Can Medication Help Auditory Processing Disorders?

There is no medication that is designed to help Auditory Processing Disorders.

If an individual has an additional problem that impacts his/her ability to focus on information, such as ADHD or anxiety, then taking medications designed to minimize his/her symptoms may subsequently make it easier for him/her to process information.

However, even if those medications diminish his/her ADHD or anxiety symptoms, his/her underlying auditory processing disorders will still be present.

In cases with pure Auditory Processing Disorders, individuals are not likely to be helped at all by taking medication.

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Barrie Morganstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Morganstein works with clients of all ages by providing individual therapy, family therapy, and psychological assessment. In her therapeutic work, she specializes in Parenting, Behavioral & Emotional issues in Children, Auditory & Other Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD Coaching, Self-Esteem & Identity, and Motherhood Issues such as Post-partum Depression & Anxiety. Dr. Morganstein regularly conducts psychoeducational and neurodevelopmental assessments for individuals of all ages and specializes in Auditory Processing Disorders, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities. She is an expert in working with Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing clients conducting both therapy and psychological assessments; she is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), but adapts to a wide variety of communication needs and preferences.

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